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I had forgotten my camera the first week, where we assembled the engine mount for the Rhino.
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When given the choice of starting to glue the fins on or getting a lesson in fin finishing, this proud group decided they wanted to learn how to finish a fin!
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Using sand paper, the kids learned how to put a simple rounded edge to the leading edge of the fin.
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This effort took up the remainder of the class and we will begin attaching the fins in our next session (after Spring break)
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Here we are, nearly finished with the Rhino models.
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Note a wide variety of fin applications.  The Rhino allows for a wide array of customization and these kids took advantage of it!
NEXT WEEK WE LAUNCH!
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As I do with most of my classes, we take a group photo BEFORE we fly because the kids are usually a lot happier before we begin loosing rockets... LOL (actually, we didn't loose any today, so there!)
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After learning, then doing, the flight prep, we begin with the first two rocketeers! (Note the different fin arrangements found in these first two Rhino's)
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Straight as an arrow!  I apologize for the photo quality.  My good camera was stolen and I am trying to remember how to run my older camera...
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Another perfect flight, up and back!
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Next up includes our first painted rocket!  Seems a lot of these kids wanted to fly naked today... 
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Nice shot showing the LCO (Launch Control Officer) pushing the button to launch his own rocket!
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Angled into the wind to help get it back to the launch area.
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More painted rockets!  Looking good too :)
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Painted rockets may not really FLY better, but they sure LOOK better going up :)
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Up, up and AWAY!
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The boy on the right wanted to fly his NOVA instead of his Rhino.  Not a problem!
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The Green-Meany Rhino takes to the air!
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Followed by the Nova.  Great flight!
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Hard to see that one Rhino as it is the same color as his jacket!
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While doing a continuity check on the igniter, I hit the launch button so I missed the launch shot.  I did get a good recovery shot though.  We later re-launched this one so that he would have the chance of starting his own model :)
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Next one up I missed the launch shot cuz I was just too slow on the shutter...  Here's a recovery shot.  For those who think the kids shouldn't chase and catch their rockets...   ...poo on you. LOL
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More naked Rhino's ready to go!
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Beautiful straight boost...
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And great recovery!
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Another missed launch shot, but I got the recovery shot!
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Another pair of new rocketeers!
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Boosting straight and true
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Perfect ending to a perfect flights!
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High up and under chute
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Landing very close to the launch area
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Make up launch for the one goofed up earlier
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Picture perfect!
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Recovery is perfect as well!
This was my first time working with ASD.  I look forward to working with them again and hope that this becomes an annual event!  Thank you for the opportunity and let's begin planning next year!

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